Marketplace for June 28, 2011

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Marketplace for June 28, 2011

PepsiCo has new ad campaign

After years of focusing on newer healthy products, PepsiCo mounts a summer TV campaign for its slumping core product.

Health care spending: A lot for a few

A new report says about 5 percent of us are responsible for almost half of all health care spending in the U.S.
Posted In: Health

Greece sells off assets in huge "yard sale"

As Greece struggles to lift itself out of a financial mess, national assets such as airplanes and water companies are up for sale.

Christine Lagarde set to head IMF

Both the U.S. and leading emerging countries like Brazil, China and Russia have endorsed the French finance minister.

In China, a long wait for U.S. visas

U.S. officials in China struggle to provide visas for millions of Chinese nationals who want to visit America. And visa seekers face a long wait.
Posted In: China

Syrian refugees a financial strain on Turkish hosts

More than 10,000 Syrians have fled their government's crackdown. But it's an expensive situation for the Turkish government.

Freakonomics: When it's good to quit

Society often considers quitting as failure, but Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner argues we should think more about the upsides to giving up.
Posted In: Sports

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Modern Saints
The Von Bondies
Almost A Year Since [Explicit]
Dan The Automator

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